It seems that Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez will be in the race for the title until the very end of the season. Both are great, but at the same time, they are both part of the same team (Red Bull). Sergio Perez's father, Antonio, told the media that this race reminds him of Senna and Prost.
“You have to remember when McLaren had Senna and Prost," Perez told Mexican outlet Esto, as quoted by crash.net “This is the same thing. Today we are living it again. They are two tigers in the same cage. They both think the same, have the same breakfast, eat the same.
You see they both try to take fastest lap from one another. In qualifying they want the pole; they want to be fastest in practice”.
Antonio Perez on Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez
Verstappen has already gained experience, he has less pressure, and all that will affect the final standings.
Antonio believes that
Max Verstappen has a small advantage, but it is difficult to predict who will really be the winner in the end,
"[Verstappen is] more settled in,” Antonio Perez continued. "You have to remember how long Max had been with the team.
Checo can now walk at Max's pace. I still feel that between Max and Checo there are a few thousandths in favour of Max, and in the difficult tracks I see them very even." Sergio's father believes that his son could have been a champion many times if he had had this opportunity earlier.
"Every morning, [Checo] knows that he is in a team that is in first place and that second is the first loser. [Before Red Bull], when he finished 10th, it was amazing, but if Checo had had this opportunity from the beginning as other young drivers have had, he would already be World Champion several times, I have no doubt. And I believe we will have Checo Perez here for the next 10 years and I see him as World Champion."